As if Apple really needed to pay anyone to own its shares.
This is the largest company in the world, a $555 billion market-cap Jupiter that dwarfs everything else in and out of its solar system. As I write this, iDrones are lining up outside Apple Stores for the privilege of forking over $600, or approximately one share of Apple, for the latest iPad. In just the first three months of the year its stock is up 46 percent. Past 12 months: 80 percent. Ten years: 1,400 percent. Beats a CD.